Uniqueness is a word that we can use to describe a new jailbreak tweak called Piano Passcode
by iOS developer Jonathan Winger Lang. This tweak allows you to unlock your iOS device by using a piano sequence; the only way to unlock the device will be to play the piano sequence that you set in the tweak's preferences, similarly to a passcode.
This musical lock screen is pretty neat. After you’ve set the sequence you want to play for your passcode (default is 1234567), you will be able to play that sequence every time your device gets locked to unlock the device. Additionally, as you are playing the piano to unlock your iOS device, you can hear the piano as you play it, and as you tap on the individual keys, they will become shadowed to indicate that you are pressing them down, which is a nice aesthetic touch.
From the tweak’s preferences pane, you will be able to enable and disable the tweak on demand, which may be necessary for times when you want to be able to get into your device easily, or just don’t want to play the piano. Under that, you will be able to change the piano sequence that you use to unlock your device, and under that you can enable secure mode.
When choosing a sequence, you can only use the digits 1 through 7. This is because there are only 7 white keys. If you pick anything above 7, you may have issues unlocking your device, so when we say stick to digits 1 through 7, we mean it! The black keys on the keyboard are no usable, so you can't use them in your sequence. If you have a basic iOS passcode enabled, you will need to disable it before
you begin using Piano Passcode.
Notably, the tweak may not be compatible with all lock screen jailbreak tweaks. Users of lock screen-enhancing jailbreak tweaks should be wary of this. You will also need to un-mute your device’s ringer/silent switch in order to hear the piano playing, or else you will still be able to unlock your device, but you won’t hear the piano.
If you're interested in giving Piano Passcode a try, you can grab it from Cydia's BigBoss repository right now for just 99¢!
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